Under the authority of the Assize of Clarendon in 1166, Henry II of England engaged in a widespread and comprehensive drive to rid England of crime. How did he go about doing this?

Answer: He required that for every 104 men in the kingdom, a jury of twelve should be assembled to supply the names for trial of anyone who, within the last twelve years, had been accused or even suspected of robbery, theft, murder or harboring fugitives. Those convicted would lose a leg and a hand.

Source: England under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

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